My Mac has a virus !! (SERIOUS)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Boesky, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    I was browsing the web until Safari gave me a site warning. Some files immediately downloaded to my Mac and I exited out of the site on Safari. Now I cannot download any Antivirus software. I get a dark grey screen every time I click download in Safari for these files. What can I do?
     
  2. brendu macrumors 68020

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    never heard of anything like this, what site were you on when this happened?
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You don't have a virus, so you are going to have to start looking at what you have changed.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of site were you on?

    What kind of files downloaded?

    What dark screen? Screenshot?
     
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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  6. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    What OS version are you running? 10.5.8? 10.6?
     
  7. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Php files

    I was on google clicking through links searching for info about a Madden patch.

    [​IMG]

    Yes. Im on SL. I downloaded iAntivirus from another source and it wouldn't even let me install. So something is definitely wrong.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    I hate to break it to you, but if a virus for OS X existed, it would not be able to prevent you from installing things.

    So, you don't have a virus.

    Have you tried restarting?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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  10. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    i think your thinking of the popup that looks like a windows my computer window. it auto dl's files to your comp. your comp DOES have viruses (eh, gotta give him that) , but they are WINDOWS viruses that won't hurt your comp
     
  11. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    (sigh)

    I wish people would learn what a freaking 'virus' is.

    This is yet another victim of the fear mongering by Norton, McAfee, and all the other anti-virus companies out there.
     
  12. alleycat macrumors regular

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    Actually he may be right. Snow Leopard is a virus in disguise! ;)
     

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